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Costa Rica’s Playa Hermosa named as World Surfing Reserve
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Costa Rica’s Playa Hermosa named as World Surfing Reserve

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 23, 2020

Save The Waves Coalition has named Playa Hermosa in Garabito, Puntarenas as a World Surfing Reserve (WSR), the non-profit announced Wednesday. The designation honors Playa Hermosa's world-class…

Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day

The Tico Times - September 15, 2020

Happy Independence Day from all of us at The Tico Times! Today, Costa Rica celebrates 199 years of independence. It's a joyous day across the country, as…

Independence torch travels through Costa Rica
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 14, 2020

The Central American independence torch arrived in Costa Rica on Sunday morning. In a small ceremony at the Peñas Blancas border post, Education Minister Guiselle Cruz Maduro…

Costa Ricans more worried about unemployment than coronavirus, poll finds
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Business
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Costa Ricans more worried about unemployment than coronavirus, poll finds

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 19, 2020

The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.

National Costa Rican Indigenous Day
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National Costa Rican Indigenous Day

Cristhian González Gómez - June 4, 2020

Within the list of days’ anniversaries in Costa Rica, April 19th, is maybe least interesting day of commemorating, of making remembrance and of celebration. And it’s not…

Remembering La Penca, 36 years later
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Crime
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Remembering La Penca, 36 years later

The Tico Times - May 30, 2020

May 30, 1984, was a tragic day in Costa Rica's history. Seven people were killed and 21 wounded during a press conference called in La Penca, Nicaragua,…

There’s a global pandemic, but Costa Rica still isn’t an island
Tico Times Shade
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Tico Times Shade
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There’s a global pandemic, but Costa Rica still isn’t an island

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2020

The whole world is closing its borders and social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic ... but Costa Rica still isn't an island. On Tuesday morning, USA…

It’s 2020, and Costa Rica still isn’t an island
Tico Times Shade
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Tico Times Shade
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It’s 2020, and Costa Rica still isn’t an island

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 1, 2020

We made it nearly 12 full hours into 2020 before it happened again. On Wednesday morning, the Twitter account for the Rose Parade posted a photo of…

Leaders from Guatemala and Costa Rica want to attract investments to their countries
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Central America
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Leaders from Guatemala and Costa Rica want to attract investments to their countries

AFP and The Tico Times - October 31, 2019

The president-elect of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, advocated Wednesday for turning Central America into a pole of attraction for foreign investments. In a video released by Casa Presidencial,…

Why our readers love Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Why our readers love Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 16, 2019

During Independence Day yesterday, we asked our readers to share why they love Costa Rica. We loved reading your answers! Here are some of our favorites: Nuestra…